If you need help to fill urgent vacancies, The Leicester Employment Hub can connect you with individuals that are immediately available.
We can also help with advice on apprenticeships and accessing funding.
Complete the contact form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements and business needs.
Funding for apprenticeships
The government are offering lots of financial incentives to recruit apprentices. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You can now claim £3,000 as an incentive payment if you hire an apprentice before 30 September 2021, in addition to £1,000 incentive payments for recruiting a 16-18 year old apprentice.
Apply for Apprenticeship levy transfer from ASDA
Leicester City Council is working in partnership with ASDA who are looking to support businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire, by transferring £88,000 of their apprenticeship levy to create new apprenticeship opportunities.
Apprenticeship levy Transfer Funding
We can support employers in the city to take on new apprentices and develop the skills of existing employees. We can do this by transferring a percentage of Leicester City Council's apprenticeship levy funds.
CITB construction grants and funding
CITB offers support to the construction industry through their grants and funds.
CITB grants cover day to day training and their funds cover specific projects and commissions.
Support for Employers
Covid-19 Redundancy and Recruitment Services
If you have furloughed or made employees redundant, or are about to make redundancies (up to twenty people), please refer these individuals for direct advice and careers support to Sarah Baranyai of Futures
Email: Leicestershire@futuresforyou.com or call Sarah Baranyai on 07570 671594
E-Commerce support for local employers
The digital technology boom is accelerating, helping employers make the most of staffing resources and to manage their operations. Increased home working can also increase productivity and reduce costs.
We have identified training opportunities for existing and new employees to help businesses manage the current situation and add capacity moving forwards.
Many employers are not aware of the benefits of hiring ex-offenders, find out more about the support on offer to businesses by clicking the link below.
Guidance for employers
We’re committed to working with employers who have committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and ensuring that everyone who applies to work with them is not discriminated against in any way.
Find out more about how to avoid discrimination during recruitment on the gov.uk website, by clicking the link below.
Become a Disability Confident Employer
Nearly 7 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition. Encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. Find out how you can benefit by clicking the link below.
Guidance for Employers with Apprentices during COVID-19
Click the link below for Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers.
Employers in the Motor Vehicle sector - Help to train new skilled technicians for your business
Our free tailored support:
- Saves you valuable time and expense
- Reduces red tape
- Helps you hire and train staff for any type of role within your business